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Guide to Orleans County Fair 2014

in Arts and Entertainment/Barton/Vermont

BARTON — The 147th Annual Orleans County Fair opened today. This old-time agricultural county fair provides fun and entertainment for the entire family. Although the weather has not exactly been friendly for the opening, the burnout competition and four wheeler pull scheduled for Wednesday will go on rain or shine. The Remax balloon rides were…

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Derby native Dustin Smith opens deli in Barre

in Arts and Entertainment/Vermont

DERBY — Dustin Smith saw a lot of potential in Barre, Vermont. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, the 28 year-old native of Derby noticed that the local food scene in Barre was growing in popularity, and decided it would be a good place to start his own business. In late May, Smith…

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All photos by Phil White.

Athletes swim, bike, and run their way through Kingdom Triathlon

in Arts and Entertainment/Derby/Newport/News/Vermont

DERBY – They came from places like Utah, Texas, Connecticut, and Quebec, just to name a few, to take part in this year’s Kingdom Triathlon. Saturday’s event saw contestants ranging in ages from 13 year old Kayla Audette of Northfield, doing the 1.75 mile swim in Seymour, to 75 year old Dominique Amyot, of Rivière…

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Newport Shred Fest kicks off Friday

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport/Vermont

NEWPORT — The Newport Skate Park project has certainly exceeded expectations. It’s become a safe place where people can go to interact with others in the community, build new friendships, and be outside while staying active. It’s a place for everyone. After 2 years of planning, demolishing, constructing, and using the park, organizers are now…

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Artwork believed to be longest woodcut print ever made on display at Goddard College

in Arts and Entertainment/Vermont

PLAINFIELD — Carved by a collective of immigrant artists and printed with a construction roller, a 200-foot-long woodcut depicting the history of U.S. immigration will be showcased at an Art Crawl at Goddard College, July 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The print, entitled “Migration to Chicago,” was created in the 1990s and is believed…

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All photos courtesy of Phil White, Director of Kingdom Games.

First ever Willoughby Triathlon a success

in Arts and Entertainment/Westmore

WESTMORE — The inaugural Willoughby Triathlon is now in the books. Nine adventurous solo triathletes and two relay teams took on the challenge on Saturday under sunny skies and light winds. The overall winner was Daniel Porier, 42, of Magog, Quebec. Daniel took down the 7 mile bike on the CCC and Bartlett Mountain Roads,…

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Taste of Newport just around the corner

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport/News

NEWPORT — The fourth annual Taste of Newport, a one-of-a-kind culinary festival, is coming up next week. Come join many of Newport’s downtown restaurants for signature dishes from celebrated Newport chefs made with local products. The event will even feature a local farmer responsible for tending the ingredients you will be enjoying at each participating…

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Newport Area Community Orchestra kicks back into gear with fall rehearsals

NEWPORT — The Newport Area Community Orchestra is ready to begin their fall rehearsals, starting Tuesday, August 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the First Universalist Parish on Main Street in Derby Line. The orchestra will begin preparing the music for their fall concert which will take place November 1, 2014 at the Goodrich Memorial Library…

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Third Annual Some Enchanted Evening with Eileen Kennedy

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport/Vermont

NEWPORT — Acclaimed international jazz vocalist Eileen Kennedy will be returning to Newport for the third year, with a brand new Some Enchanted Evening cabaret, singing songs from the Great American Songbook, and beyond. Kennedy will be accompanied by master pianist Mark Violette, and the show will be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, located…

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Art in Bloom at the MAC Center for the Arts

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport

NEWPORT — On July 24, 4 Seasons Garden Club and the MAC Center for the Arts will present their fifth annual Art in Bloom. Over twenty floral arrangements will be matched to artwork, photography, or handcrafts currently on display in the MAC center. Both gallery spaces will be used, with flowers remaining at the center…

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QNEK Productions revives Oliver! at the Haskell Opera House

DERBY LINE — In the current trend-driven world of story telling, where Hollywood mandates selling content through gimmicks or endorsements, we can always count on a classic to refresh and satisfy our taste for powerful and thought-provoking drama.   Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens is such a tale. Award-Winning QNEK Productions will revive Dickens’ masterpiece on July…

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Double your dollars at Newport Farmers’ Market

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport/News

NEWPORT — When you use your 3SquaresVT benefits at the Newport Farmers’ Market this year, you will double your money with Harvest Health coupons, allowing you to buy more fresh food from local farmers. This new program, which started in July, is called the Harvest Health Coupon Project. Currently, the Newport Farmers’ Market is the…

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All photos courtesy of Phil White.

Runners exercise freedom in this year’s Harry Corrow Freedom Run

in Arts and Entertainment/Derby/Newport

NEWPORT — This year’s Harry Corrow Freedom Run raised $355 to be split evenly between the Gardner Park Restoration Project and the Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation. Stan Walden, 20, from St. Johnsbury, “took home the jerky,” and the top honors this year with a blistering time of 1:09:22 in the ten mile run along the…

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Havana, Cuba comes to Newport

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport/News/Vermont

NEWPORT — Newport Natural Cafe and Arts Amica of Boston are presenting “Havana Comes to Newport II,” for the month of July. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 5 from 6 – 8 p.m. Holliey White of Arts Amica will introduce the exhibit, with a special guest appearance by international jazz singer…

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Echo Lake Road Race and Lake Region Century Ride to continue

in Arts and Entertainment/Derby/News

DERBY — The Echo Lake Road Race and the (Claussen) Lake Region Century Ride, will continue thanks to an agreement between Orleans County Citizen Advocacy and Kingdom Games. “We had had some operational issues, some decreasing participation, and shrinking revenues,” said Board President Ann Stannard of OCCA. “We had not planned to run these events…

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Illustrated history of Lake Memphremagog coming soon

in Arts and Entertainment/Eastern Townships/Newport

NEWPORT — Georgeville Press has announced the upcoming release of Memphrémagog: An Illustrated History / Une histoire illustrée, written by Louise Abbott. The book will be the first landscape history of Lake Memphremagog and its surroundings. The book launch will take place August 9 in Newport. Abbott spent three years doing meticulous archival research, on-site…

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